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The Early Triassic "Atopodentatus unicus" by Julius Csotonyi

Atopodentatus unicus by Julius T. “The fossil record is replete with wonders. Humungous fungus, dazzling dinosaurs, intricate ammonites, and perplexing protomammals just scratch the surface.

The first dinosaur fossils were discovered as early as 1676 and dinosaurs have since been glorified in modern pop culture in books, movies and video games. Before the 17th century, dinosaur bones were thought to have been magnificent dragons by the Chinese who discovered them. Although dinosaurs have long since been extinct for millions of …

Concept Art and Illustrations of Dinosaurs I

Something pretty usual for Day at least subject matter wise! Haven't done any this month yet though, so that's alright. Nothing too specific species-wise, I should maybe try doing some more pro.

Pterosaurs are my favorite dino-adjacent...

Quetzalcoatlus, perhaps the largest flying animal of all time, was a pterosaur from North America. It is shown here in a highly speculative reconstruction by Vincent Coviello.

Titanis walleri: The bird that ate horses

Titanis walleri: The bird that ate horses

Atopodentatus 3

Strange New Reptilian Fossil

Inostrancevia, not a dino-saur, but a gorgonopsid: known individuals have total body lengths reaching 11'-6"/ long narrow skulls up to 24" long. The canine teeth were strongly developed w/those in the upper jaw up to 5.9" long, the root corresponding to half its length. Their bodies were slender, w/rather short legs. N Russia in the late Permian, 260-254 Ma ago. It is known from several skulls & 2 almost complete skeletons

From the 1999 Age of Reptiles Calender. Inostrancevia is a mammal/reptile thing, not a dino and pretty super-cool, as long as you're not at the wrong end of those sabers. Inostrancevia not a

Odobenocetops (“walrus-face whale”), whale from the Pliocene, Pavel Riha

7 Bizarre Prehistoric Versions of Modern-Day Animals

35 Cenozoic Creatures As Awesome (Or Even More So) Than Dinosaurs

Jurrasic

The Cretaceous (Cenomanian) continental record of the Laje do Coringa flagstone (Alcântara Formation), Brazil, northeastern South America Highlights:

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Megafauna de México a finales del Pleustoceno (Mexican Megafauna at the end of the Pleistocene)

Araripesuchus wegeneri, better known as the "dog croc". During the late Cretaceous in what is now Morocco, this little land-crocodile could both run, like, well, a dog, and swim, like our crocodiles of today, to avoid both theropod dinosaurs and (even bigger) crocodiles.

Meet the Crocodiles of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras

Prehistoric Crocodile Pictures: Araripesuchus looks like a crocodile caught halfway into becoming a theropod dinosaur--not a stretch, since both dinosaurs and crocodiles evolved from the same archosaur stock tens of millions of years earlier.

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